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Academic Calendar for 2012-2013

Fall Term (15 weeks)

Sept. 8   Registration Day for New Coming Students

Sept. 9   Registration Day for Current Students

Sept. 10  Classes Begin for Current Students

Sept. 12  Classes Begin for New Coming Students

Sept. 21  Last day for adding/dropping courses freely. After this day, all adding/dropping requests must be approved by course instructor and Program Advisor

Sept. 30  Moon Festival Holiday

Oct. 1-3  Chinese National Day

Oct. 8   Last day for adding/dropping courses without petition to the JI Undergraduate Committee. The petition must also be supported by course instructor, Program Advisor, and other required documents. Only special cases will be approved based on discretion of the committee.

Dec.21   End of the term

Winter Break

Dec. 24 – Feb. 24 (Including New Year’s Day & Spring Festival)

Spring Term (10 weeks)

Feb. 24   Registration day

Feb. 25   Classes begin

Mar. 8    Last day for adding/dropping courses freely. After this day, all adding/dropping requests must be approved by course instructor and Program Advisor

Mar. 22   Last day for adding/dropping courses without petition to the JI Undergraduate Committee. The petition must also be supported by course instructor, Program Advisor, and other required documents. Only special cases will be approved based on discretion of the committee.

Apr. 4   Holiday for Tomb Sweeping

Apr. 8   The University Anniversary Day

May 1   Labor Day

May 3   End of the term

Spring Break

May 6 – May 12

Summer Term (13 weeks)

May 13   Classes begin

May 24   Last day for adding/dropping courses freely. After this day, all adding/dropping requests must be approved by course instructor and Program Advisor

Jun. 7    Last day for adding/dropping courses without petition to the JI Undergraduate Committee. The petition must also be supported by course instructor, Program Advisor, and other required documents. Only special cases will be approved based on discretion of the committee.

Jun. 12   Dragon Boat Festival

Aug. 9    End of the term